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DIORAMA in Pictures: The Termite Mound

Archive field photos of African termite mounds from the shelves of The American Museum of Natural History's Research Library.
The Termite Mound

Scroll down through the images below and see vintage footage of termite mounds in the dry grassy plains of Africa for a behind-the-scenes look at The American Museum of Natural History’s photo-archive associated with The Akeley Hall of African Mammals.

“Termite mound with two men standing adjacent to show scale, Africa,” AMNH Digital Special Collections.

“Lion atop termite mound, Botswana,” AMNH Digital Special Collections.

“Slender mongoose, on termite hill, Botswana,” AMNH Digital Special Collections.

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About Diorama

DIORAMA is for science nerds, backyard explorers, animal enthusiasts and urban naturalists. It’s a series of digital shorts from the wondrous halls of The American Museum of Natural History, taking inspiration from the Museum’s classic dioramas and behind-the-scenes archive.


DIORAMA is an exploration of curiosity — where science, art and history all meet.


Produced by WNET’s Interactive Engagement Group in collaboration with The American Museum of Natural History and PBS Digital Studios.

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